My goal is to give my couples an unparalleled 
experience on their special day 

Maria Krein
Owner, Officiant and Lead Planner

Our principles at Adventure Elopements of the Hudson Valley are to live freely and love wildly. We also believe in "Leaving no Trace" and doing our part to keep our planet healthy. We are happy to offer special pricing for sustainable events. Please message us to discuss!

About Me

Hi! I want to marry you! No, not like that, I mean I want to legally get you married :).


Congratulations on your engagement! This is such an exciting time.

I'm Maria Krein. I am an Ordained Minister and event planner.  I am honored to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth! The Hudson Valley has been my home for most of my life and I love sharing it with others. I was born and raised in Kingston, NY, and after a few brief hiatuses, I always found myself coming back here. I love living where I can enjoy all four seasons and have such magical areas all around me. Whether I want to go for a hike, a stroll by the water, or just enjoy a scenic, slow stroll with a magical backdrop, I can always find somewhere to suit my mood.

I am both creative and detail obsessed. And I just LOVE to see people happily in love! I can’t wait to share my passion with you!

I love books, tea, fuzzy socks, baby animals, ranunculus and all things pretty. I started my Reiki journey in 2019 right here in the Hudson Valley, and love being surrounded by a community that fosters self growth. I am obsessed with all things wedding! 


I earned my wedding planning certificate from Eventrix, and am also an ordained minister- meaning I can legally marry you! 


About Adventure Elopements of the 

Hudson Valley

Adventure Elopements is the brain, love and soul child of what I envisioned for myself on my wedding day. I, like many other people, planned my wedding in my head (and on countless Pintrest boards) for as long as I could remember. Being a natural born planner did not prepare me for wedding planning! It took some serious time and dedication to narrow down my vision. I started with what I knew. I knew we wanted something intimate, we wanted to be up in the mountains, we wanted to have our dogs and we wanted to make the day a memorable adventure. We wanted a low-key kind of romantic day that would discredit the idea that anything that came up could ruin that day. That day was for us. That day was pure magic.

I immediately knew I wanted other people to have this kind of experience. It is such a beautiful thing to wander off the beaten path and celebrate your love in a setting authentic to who you are as a couple, and I will be there every step of the way to help plan, organize, and coordinate all the things that will make your day memorable.

I can't wait to hear all about your engagement and what you dream about for your big day! This is not just wedding planning, this is creating your wedding experience.

                                This is planning for the boldly romantic.